Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Marked- P.C & Kristin Cast

Published: May 1, 2007
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
306 pages
Goodreads page

After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)

I really didn't have high expectations going into this book. Its a book about vampires, and i think that ship has somewhat sailed but it was sitting on my shelf so i decided to give it a read.

I was quite surprised at how easy this was to read. It definitely wasn't perfect i had a few issues but i think it was pretty great considering the fact i thought it would be terrible.
The authors put their own twist to the vampire genre whilst still keeping to tradition (definitely no sparkling vampires here) which i liked.

The main character Zoey was likable and didn't bug me, unfortunately the same can't be said about her friends. I did find them a little annoying and the way two of them constantly say twin after everything they say to each other really bugged me, like ok we get it you call each other twin can you shut up now?

Other than that the story line was intriguing enough to keep me reading.
I would call it a guilty pleasure read to be sure.

Three stars

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Obsidian-Jennifer L Armentrout

Published: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
335 pages
Goodreads page

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is.

Ok so I'm not gonna lie, this book is basically Twilight but in place of vampires there are aliens. BUT in saying that i really enjoyed it!
It was kind of a guilty pleasure read, but the banter between Kat and Daemon was entertaining. Kat is also a far better protagonist than Bella in Twilight. She wasn't annoying and had her own valid opinions and ideas.
I also did love the fact that she was a book nerd and had a blog, i actually wish there was a bit more stuff about that.
Lets be real guys, we all a need a guilty pleasure read in our lives and this was great one. It was quick because it really didn't take that much thought but still enjoyable. This time of year with the stress of Christmas and all that comes with the year ending its good to just escape into something that doesn't take a lot of effort to read.

Definitely recommend it and i will be checking out the rest of the series very soon!

Four stars